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Windows 7: Internet Connection Sharing has been disabled by the Network Admin...

29 Aug 2013   #1

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 
Internet Connection Sharing has been disabled by the Network Admin...

So i try to share my Wireless connection on Windows 7. When i go to Advanced Tab, it says "Internet Connection Sharing has been disabled by the Network Administrator". So i cant enable it. Help please. Here a screen shot (its in norwegian):


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29 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Profession x64
 
 

Probably a group policy setting. Is your computer joined to a domain or is this your personal computer?
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29 Aug 2013   #3

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by diplo View Post
Probably a group policy setting. Is your computer joined to a domain or is this your personal computer?
its a joined domain. though, i have admin rights. can you help me resolve it?

edit: i managed to find to activate it in gpedit.msc (group policy), but its still deactivated.
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29 Aug 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Did you force an update? A policy applied on the server side will not immediately be pushed to the client in order to reduce load. In a command prompt please type the following and then restart the machine to see if your issue is resolved:

Code:
gpupdate /force
Hope This Helps,
Josh
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29 Aug 2013   #5

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Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yanniclord View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by diplo View Post
Probably a group policy setting. Is your computer joined to a domain or is this your personal computer?
its a joined domain. though, i have admin rights. can you help me resolve it?

edit: i managed to find to activate it in gpedit.msc (group policy), but its still deactivated.
Here is what I find on this.

Check if Prohibit use of Internet Connection Sharing on your DNS domain network is enabled, located in Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Network Connections.

If you enable this policy setting, ICS cannot be enabled or configured by administrators, and the ICS service cannot run on the computer. In the Advanced tab in the Properties dialog box for a local area network (LAN) or remote access connection, under Internet Connection Sharing, it says “Internet Connection Sharing has been disabled by the Network Administrator.”
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29 Aug 2013   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yanniclord View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by diplo View Post
Probably a group policy setting. Is your computer joined to a domain or is this your personal computer?
its a joined domain. though, i have admin rights. can you help me resolve it?

edit: i managed to find to activate it in gpedit.msc (group policy), but its still deactivated.
Here is what I find on this.

Check if Prohibit use of Internet Connection Sharing on your DNS domain network is enabled, located in Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Network\Network Connections.

If you enable this policy setting, ICS cannot be enabled or configured by administrators, and the ICS service cannot run on the computer. In the Advanced tab in the Properties dialog box for a local area network (LAN) or remote access connection, under Internet Connection Sharing, it says “Internet Connection Sharing has been disabled by the Network Administrator.”
well that is what i did in first place. found it at once. i disabled it to enabled the sharing. not working. also doing gpupdate /force didnt work. still same.
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29 Aug 2013   #7

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I'm sure that ICS has been enabled in services.msc etc. Which Windows server is this domain located on.

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30 Aug 2013   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
I'm sure that ICS has been enabled in services.msc etc. Which Windows server is this domain located on.
thanks. i found it in services. i will try rebooting to check if it works.

i checked automatic turn on. then started all depending services. then the start button showed up. when trying to press start, it says, that it had been started and disabled, because its not needed by any process?
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30 Aug 2013   #9

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Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yanniclord View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
I'm sure that ICS has been enabled in services.msc etc. Which Windows server is this domain located on.
thanks. i found it in services. i will try rebooting to check if it works.

i checked automatic turn on. then started all depending services. then the start button showed up. when trying to press start, it says, that it had been started and disabled, because its not needed by any process?
Can you confirm is Network Discovery is staying on?

It's located at the Network and Sharing Center>Advanced Sharing Settings.

I believe we have found the cause of the problem with the ICS service not staying on, but something is keeping it from staying on apparently.
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30 Aug 2013   #10

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yanniclord View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
I'm sure that ICS has been enabled in services.msc etc. Which Windows server is this domain located on.
thanks. i found it in services. i will try rebooting to check if it works.

i checked automatic turn on. then started all depending services. then the start button showed up. when trying to press start, it says, that it had been started and disabled, because its not needed by any process?
Can you confirm is Network Discovery is staying on?

It's located at the Network and Sharing Center>Advanced Sharing Settings.

I believe we have found the cause of the problem with the ICS service not staying on, but something is keeping it from staying on apparently.
Ok i will check it out. I update if i know more.
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